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Self-paced courses


An online training platform provides the opportunity for very personalised study. Colleagues can study at a time that is right for them, either as an individual or together as a team. Course materials can be returned to again and again. There is an excellent mixture of theory and practice. Tutorials, advice booklets and teaching resources all in one place. visitors.


Courses are menu driven allowing you to match training to your needs. Videos, tutorials, and resources can be accessed again and again.

Reading comprehension training programme for individuals / new leaders or the whole school

This is a fantastic reading comprehension course for individuals (such as the reading leader / English leader) or for the whole school. The menu driven system allows you to select the comprehension units most relevant to your needs- based on your current skill levels, knowledge and experience. You can choose to complete modules at varying levels of depth - from light touch to intense. You can return to the course as many times as you like, allowing you to build the breadth of your study over time and continue to access teaching resources.

Self-paced progression in writing training course
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It is difficult to lead staff training that focuses on writing with everyone in the same room at the same time. The needs of the EYFS teacher is very different to the needs of the Year 6 teacher. This course is split into phase sections. This course helps schools to ensure there is progression in writing with a focus on producing non-chronological reports and information / explanation texts. There are video tutorials, phase specific advice booklets, examples of pupil work, exemplification materials, assessment advice and teaching resources.

Handwriting - everything you need to run daily sessions
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Handwriting is a limiting factor for many pupils and can slow down progression in writing and hamper pupils chances of success across the whole curriculum. Handwriting takes up valuable working memory, increases pupil frustration, impacts on pupil confidence. This handwriting course is video based. Colleagues can play the videos on a loop, freeing them up to circulate around the room supporting pupils. There is modelling for each letter, example letter joins and modelling of short words connected to the target letter. There are videos of the 100 most common words. The handwriting course is based on a firm foundation of research. There are additional printable resources. As the course is online and video based, it can be accessed via iPads for interventions (group / individual). Target Year 5 and 6 pupils can be given access to practice at home.

EYFS - Leader / team training- vocabulary, language, play!

This course takes a strategic approach to developing the language and vocabulary needed for high-quality sustained play in provision. Ideally, the video tutorials are watched as a team to promote professional dialogue. There are a number of resources which can be used to aid discussion. There are case studies examples of how to develop language in provision. This is a mini course, designed to take 2-3 twilights to complete.

Self-paced Leadership Training Programmes

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For those who have less than two years of DHT experience, this course is an excellent way to build skills and understanding that are matched to your new role. As well as offering this as a 'live' course that is delivered to a group of DHTs on set days / times, I also offer this as an online self-paced course.  Not everyone likes to study in the same way.  The elearning option allows you to learn at your own pace.  To help you and keep you going, I will provide personalised support. The course gives you access video tutorials, think pieces, study booklets, leadership tools and reflection activities.  One module is released each half-term.

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The Catalyst Programme is for experienced DHTs. As well as offering this as a 'live' course that is delivered to a group of DHTs on set days / times, I also offer this as an online self-paced course.  This allows experienced DHTs to study elements in depth, or light touch, depending on the relevance of the tutorials and prior experience.  DHTs receive personalised support to help achieve professional development goals.


This training can be completed by an individual phase leader or all the phase leaders in the same school.  One module is released each half-term, although you can come back to prior modules at any time.  There are options for summary learning, development learning and deep learning in each module.  This allows you to study at a depth that is right for you.  The course is menu driven, allowing you to control the breadth of study.  Video tutorials, think pieces, study booklets, leadership tools.  Participants receive personalised support to help achieve professional development goals.  Additional 1:1 sessions can be added to the package.

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